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Date published: 2009/10/01

The BBC says:

A north London council has apologised after a woman was refused the loan of a pair of scissors in a library because she "might stab a member of staff".

Lorna Watts, 26, a self-employed dressmaker, was turned down at Holborn Library in central London.

She said: "It's ridiculous - public libraries are supposed to be supportive of small businesses."

No, it is not up to public libraries to "be supportive of small businesses" by lending them equipment that they ought to buy themselves. It is Watts who is being ridiculous.

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